Committed to Results

The World Bank helps to promote sustainable development in partner countries by providing financing, sharing knowledge, and working with the public and private sectors. Delivering integrated solutions to help countries address their development challenges requires a focus on results. In recent years, the World Bank has made important contributions across many areas to support development results by its partner countries, as shown in these selected examples from around the world. The accompanying map also shows the current borrowing eligibility of member countries.

1) Argentina: Eliminated 5,052 tons of ozone-depleting potential by reducing its consumption of chlorofluorocarbons, halons, and carbon tetrachloride between 1997 and 2010. 2) Bangladesh: From 2012 to 2015, 3.7 million people in rural areas were provided with access to electricity from renewable sources through a project that connects approximately 50,000 solar home systems per month. 3) Bolivia: More than 16,000 families have benefited from a project to improve access to markets for smallholder farmers in rural areas through self-managed grassroots organizations.
4) Bosnia and Herzegovina: From mid-2014 to end-2015, more than 160,000 people benefited from rehabilitated infrastructure in flood-affected areas, while about 94,000 people received construction materials and other emergency goods. 5) Brazil: The Amazon Region Protected Areas Project has helped to protect around 60 million hectares of rainforest since 2012. 6) Cambodia: 80 percent of babies nationwide were delivered by trained personnel at health facilities by the end of 2015, up from 39 percent in 2008.
7) Cameroon: The number of people in urban areas with access to all-season roads within a 500-meter range increased from 31,000 to 435,000 between 2009 and 2015. 8) China: In Fujian Province, over 5,400 km of rural roads were rehabilitated between 2011 and 2014, reducing travel time to access health services and markets by 42 percent. 9) Colombia: In Bogotá, the number of people at risk from natural disasters declined from 604,000 to 236,972 as a result of the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project.
10) Democratic Republic of Congo: 1.2 million people in urban areas were provided with access to improved drinking water from 2014 to 2015. 11) Arab Republic of Egypt: As a result of the Vehicle Scrapping and Recycling Program of Activities, over 130,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions were avoided in 2013 and 2014. 12) Ethiopia: Access to agriculture extension services rose from 4 million to 13 million between 2005 and 2015.
13) Grenada: Regulatory reforms helped Grenada to increase tourism revenue by nearly 35 percent from 2013 to 2014. 14) Guatemala: A rural economic development program enhanced the capacities of 20,000 small-scale producers and small businesses, 90 percent of whom were indigenous peoples. 15) Haiti: 5,571 medical personnel and community workers were trained between 2010 and 2013 as part of the Cholera Emergency Response Project.
16) Indonesia: A National Community Empowerment Program improved access to microcredit, benefiting more than 670,000 people with revolving loan funds. 17) Kenya: As of 2015, 2.6 million individuals are benefiting from cash transfer support through the National Safety Net Program, up from 1.7 million in 2013. 18) Mauritania: Government tax administration capacity was strengthened, increasing the tax revenue collected by 36 percent from 2011 to 2014.
19) Nepal: Over 400 micro-hydropower plants were built between 2007 and 2014, providing 150,000 rural households with access to reliable and clean power. 20) Nicaragua: 458,557 people—more than half were women—benefited from a project to strengthen property rights through improved land titling and registry services from 2012 to 2015. 21) Pakistan: 7.7 million individuals across the country have received financing from the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, with 61 percent of the loans going to women.
22) Papua New Guinea: 35 percent of young people who graduated from an on-the-job training program since 2011 received an offer of a paid job. 23) Philippines: By 2015, a total of 4.4 million poor households with children were enrolled in a conditional cash transfer program that provides incentives for parents to invest in the health and education of their children. 24) Rwanda: Support to the development of hillside horticulture and food crop production created 33,000 jobs between 2010 and 2015.
25) Sri Lanka: School-based teacher development programs have benefited about 186,500 teachers since 2012. 26) Tanzania: 8 million rural Tanzanians gained access to clean and safe water by 2015, a 75 percent increase from 2007. 27) Uzbekistan: From 2012 to 2015, 3,500 households in Bukhara and 11,000 in Samarkand were connected to public sewer systems.
28) Vanuatu: 521 homes obtained access to grid-based electricity between September 2014 and December 2015. 29) Vietnam: Between 2008 and 2014, more than 93,400 farmers were trained in sustainable farming techniques and new technologies, which when applied, helped the farmers to realize an average of 22 percent increase in the value of sales. 30) Republic of Yemen: From 2012 to 2015, 101,042 people accessed improved primary health care services; 121,193 people had access to improved water sources; and 41,039 people had access to improved sanitation facilities.